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  1. Emma added a comment on a blog entry girl jeans   

    I agree with Chantel, as you dress more and more in clothing that represents you the more that it's just fun and natural. I bought two pairs of skinny jeans on Amazon last Summer and wear them all the time, often paired with a tunic top. They are stretchy and comfy! I only wear my old Levi's 501s for work around my house (such as painting), the garden, etc. I have three pairs of those so it'll be awhile before they wear out. I'll happily give them the boot when a pair of skinny jeans is stained or something so that I can wear them doing dirty work. 
    Also as Chantel said I was so surprised that no one batted an eye, even when I turned up the cuffs and added purple tennis shoes. 
    Enjoy being and coming into yourself. Your joy will become apparent and draw people toward you. 
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  2. Chantel added a comment on a blog entry girl jeans   

    Sorry I dont know your name.  I found that I grew in confidence as time passed and now I dont think about it any more. Whether in a skirt a dress or jeans.  The secret is to look and see what other women your age and body shape are wearing and copy.  That way you'll soon be just another woman. Its really great once you begin to get gendered correctly.  You will meet Mr and Mrs Pratt on the way but just ignore them or report them. Often they work for big shops and are wearing name badges and it is so easy. I reported 2 over Christmas and one since who I didnt.  Small café with no name badge.  On the other hand I have been called Madam lots and lots of times. I can remember thinking who? hey thats me she is calling Madam.  Its the best feeling. So even if your not out just wear girl jeans anyway. Bet no one says anything. Just remember if you want to go to the gents  you can't stand in Girls jeans. :-)
     
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  3. Lori added a comment on a blog entry girl jeans   

    Boots never go out of style! 
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  4. Christy added a post in a topic Dr. Kathy Rumer - GRS in Philadelphia   

    Thank you Chrissy!
    That is great information and I appreciate your response. Have a great day
    christy
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  5. Kitrah added a blog entry in Kitrah   

    girl jeans
    so i converted to girl jeans now. my ass dont fit right in the boy ones no more. its strange because i been getting weird looks when im out now but i feel ok. im not freaked out like prob i going to be in dresses. so i think this good style for me. now i prob need to get some boots. my legs sort suprise me to. i havent notice that i walking different now i guess it just happen. im seeing more of me everday so thats nice. hope everone have a great time. i never think i would do it but i get very tired an angry wearing the boy jeans all the time.
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  6. AlanaNStone added a post in a topic Trans-Campaign at Lush!!!   

    Nice to see, I’ll check their products out and follow where this goes....
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  7. Chrissy added a post in a topic Dr. Kathy Rumer - GRS in Philadelphia   

    Hi Christy!
    I offer this with the qualification that this was my experience, things will vary from person-to-person, including based on the surgeon that you use. I'm now over a year past surgery and there is nothing that I have to do on a daily basis, the only thing left relating to the GCS is that I have to dilate once a week (that will be forever). Dilation schedule varies based on the surgeon - my schedule was 4x/day for the first month, 3x/day for the following 2 months, 2x/day for the next 3 months, 1x/day for 6 months, and then 1x/week after that - it was 20 minutes per session.
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  8. MonicaPz added a post in a topic Trans-Campaign at Lush!!!   

    Everyone,
    PLEASE click on this link and carefully check this website out! Also, check out their online CATALOG, that has even more products! 
    This company has a HEART!
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  9. Emma added a topic in Cosmetics & Makeup Help   

    Trans-Campaign at Lush!!!
    I must admit that before this morning I'd not heard of Lush. If you haven't (and into feminine soaps, fragrances, and cosmetics):
    Lush Puts Trans Rights Movement In The Spotlight With New Campaign
    Their Seattle location is near my voice therapist's office. I'm looking forward to dropping in to see them next Wednesday!
    More importantly to all of us is to consider that Lush is an international retailer that is putting its company out there in support of trans people. Marketing people are always looking for ways to differentiate their company and products and this campaign shows that Lush considers not only that trans people are potentially an important market segment but that it also positions their company as a socially conscious leader. Don't be too surprised as we see others, perhaps Macy's, Nordstrom, others, do the same. I'm really excited by this, it's truly groundbreaking. 
     
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  10. Lori added a post in a topic Transgender deaths so far in Subcontinent Pakistan since 1st January '18   

    I thought of your post here, as I published today's news on Transgender News Channel. 
    History made as scouts association welcomes: Pakistan’s first-ever transgender recruits https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/282084-history-made-as-scouts-association-welcomes-pakistan-s-first-ever-transgender-recruits
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  11. Lori added a post in a topic Transgender Memorial Vigil held   

    Thank you for showing support for the victims. 
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  12. cross2play added a topic in Transgender Crime   

    Transgender Memorial Vigil held
    Recently inside Canada there had been 3 unfortunate victim's murdered by single man called Bruce McArthur.  I attended the vigil ceremony in Toronto. But that's not the only vigil held. Because it was organized by Transgender community it was more particularly importance to like-minded individuals of the transgender community.
    Watch link https://youtu.be/XBQUuDP3dUw
     
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  13. Emma added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Hey Lori,
    Yeah, I understand. The good news is that I have no doubts I’ll wear and enjoy everything!
    Emma
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  14. Emma added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Dear Monica,
    Yes, I have Woolite for sure! My breasts are still pretty small. Growing and quite sensitive to bumping but no way do they fill my bra cups. I’m not sure what size they are. I guess the left is an A and the smaller right is an AA. I read that girls’ breasts take several years to develop and I’m trying to be patient. 😻😻😻
     
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  15. Lori added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Reminds me when I stopped by one of those "free makeovers" at a Clinique booth in Macy's. $650 later I walked out with all sorts of moisturizers and toners and makeup. I never used most of it, to be honest, but it felt great to have that makeover and I left with a better idea of what works best for me. I eventually opted for lower priced makeup options. 
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  16. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry Guess who showed up.   

    Dear Christy,
    If you get makeup on clothes, always have some liquid Tide on hand, put some liquid Tide on the spot for at least a half an hour, and then wash. Often that solves the problem.
    Your friend,
    Monica
     
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  17. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry My First Bra Fitting   

    Dear Emma,
    Every woman should be professionally fitted for a bra every six months. 
    Make sure you bend over and DROP your breasts into the cups every time you put on your bra.
    By the way, it is best to wash your bras and other "delicates," that you mentioned here BY HAND and in gentle liquid soap made for this purpose, the brand which is the most common, called Woolite, in lukewarm water. Also my mother, may God rest her soul, stored her delicates in their own drawer in her dresser, separated by sheets of white tissue paper.
    Your friend,
    Monica
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  18. MonicaPz added a comment on a blog entry FTM and masculinity   

    Dear Mero,
    Just as in the cisgender male community, there is a SPECTRUM of degrees of masculinity.
    Men and women, both trans and cisgender, should learn to celebrate diversity and respect one another. Unfortunately, it takes longer for some than others! 😉
    Yours truly,
    Monica
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  19. Emma added a blog entry in Emma Sweet's Blog   

    My First Bra Fitting
    I remember hearing that Nordstrom is trans-friendly and offered free bra fittings. But also, back then, I was terrified at the thought. I knew it might happen some day but when that day came I'd know that I'd have to have really come into my own in a much more secure way. 
    I've only purchased my bras on Amazon. They fit okay, and weren't that expensive. I measured myself with a band size of 38 and as my mother's was 34 I thought I was in the right ballpark. The first cup size was C because that's the size I felt was more ideal for my body size and here again, it was the same as my mom's. Later, I decided to go for size B since it may be that that's the best I'll be able to naturally grow into at my age.
    About a week ago I decided that I was sick and tired of one bra strap constantly falling down my arm, the band binding around my chest, and decided that it was time to go to Nordie's. I called and made an appointment. All went fine and easy. Yesterday (Valentine's Day) I met with a 20-something woman in the lingerie department. I wasn't particularly nervous, mostly just excited. We went into a private changing room, she asked me what I was looking for. I wanted to buy three bras that fit: black, beige, and white. I took off my top and she measured my band size at 36. Wow! 
    She then brought in several different ones, helped me with them. She didn't rush me at all, and had zero problem with my questions or not liking some of them. I eventually bought five: beige, white, light pink, and violet, and a black exercise bra. Oh, and a very pretty summer-weight robe, chemise, and pajama pants: gotta be ready for Spring, right?
    Amazing it was such a small bag for $500. But, you know, I'm very happy knowing that now I am wearing a pretty bra that fits, just for me. I don't know how much more Nordstrom shopping I can afford; Nordstrom Rack is more like it. But now I know what size to look for! 
    Happy Valentines!
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  20. Chrissy added a comment on a blog entry Awareness   

    Was your friend bothered by any of this?
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  21. olcharlie added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Transgender woman is first to be able to breastfeed her baby
    14 February 2018 By Jessica Hamzelou
    A 30-year-old transgender woman has become the first officially recorded to breastfeed her baby. An experimental three-and-a-half-month treatment regimen, which included hormones, a nausea drug and breast stimulation, enabled the woman to produce 227 grams of milk a day.
    “This is a very big deal,” says Joshua Safer of Boston Medical Center, who was not involved with the treatment. “Many transgender women are looking to have as many of the experiences of non-transgender women as they can, so I can see this will be extremely popular.”
    The transgender woman had been receiving feminising hormonal treatments for several years before she started the lactation treatment. These included spironolactone, which is thought to block the effects of testosterone, and progesterone and a type of oestrogen.
    This regimen enabled her to develop breasts that looked fully grown, according to a medical scale that assesses breast development based on appearance. She had not had any breast augmentation surgery.
    When her partner was five-and-a-half-months pregnant, the woman sought medical treatment from Tamar Reisman and Zil Goldstein at Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City. Her partner had no interest in breastfeeding, she explained, so she would like to take on that role instead.
    More here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161151-transgender-woman-is-first-to-be-able-to-breastfeed-her-baby/
     
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  22. Emma added a comment on a blog entry FTM and masculinity   

    Mero, I agree completely with you. I have an acquaintance here locally who is also FTM, whose appearance is not so masculine, and he feels the same as you.
    I don’t know why some people try to pick themselves up by putting others down. This happens everywhere it seems, even in trans communities which is so hurtful, nasty, and counter to how I feel we all ought to be.
    As an MTF I wonder if in some ways it’s harder to be FTM especially if you are located in a more traditional male-dominated society. In places like that it’s hard for a man to be manly “enough”. 
    Regardless, you’re a man no matter what you wear or enjoy doing. A rather strong man from what I can tell by your writing. Welcome to TG Guide. I hope to hear more from you.
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  23. Christy added a comment on a blog entry Guess who showed up.   

    Thank you Lori 😁
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  24. Meronoxide added a blog entry in Meronoxide (Mero)   

    FTM and masculinity
    One of the things that Ive had to face as a FTM is that apparently, if your not super manly or just masculine and into masculine things, that it makes you less of a transman or  an attention-seeker. Me being the not so masculine trans guy, this just sucks. Even within our own trans community there are still people who try to invalidate other trans people, just so they themselves can feel more valid. Well truth is, that whether or not you wear makeup, wear dresses, and just all round appear more feminine, it doesn't have anything to do with your gender! Express yourself in anyway that makes you guys comfortable. Not every guy has to have facial hair and not every guy needs a super low voice either. I would know I had a cis friend who's voice LITERALLY made him sound like a girl. So you do you my fluffy people. I personally have been looked down upon just because I identify as male and use makeup, like what does that have to do with my gender??? I have no clue why people do this, it's like a race to see who's more valid than the next guy? Why can't we just accept that we are all valid and different in our own special way? That's just how the world works. Im sorry if my thoughts seem a bit incoherent, I'm not a very good writer. I just wanted to write some feelings and experiences down every once in a while.
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  25. Lori added a comment on a blog entry Guess who showed up.   

    You HAVE come a long way in 47 days. I can see it in your posts.   Congrats to you. I hope all continues to go well. There will be bumps so be ready for them. Seems you have good support with your therapist so I think you'll do well. 
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